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These 3D perspective views of the seafloor bathymetry from multibeam sonar offshore of South Carolina show numerous grooves carved by drifting icebergs. As iceberg keels plow into the seafloor, they dig deep grooves that push aside boulders and piles of sand and mud along their tracks. Sediment cores from nearby buried iceberg scours were used to determine when these icebergs travelled south along the coast.

Credit: Jenna Hill, U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center
A scaled photo illustration comparing the body lengths of (A) Whale 1703, imaged in 2017 at age 30 using a remotely operated drone, (B) Whale 2145, imaged in
2001 at age 10 from a crewed aircraft, (C) Whale 3180, imaged in 2002 at age 1.5 from a crewed aircraft, (D) Whale 3617, imaged in 2017 at age 11 using a drone,
and (E) Whale 4130, imaged in 2016 at age 5 using a drone. The dashed outline in each panel represents the median model-estimated body length for a whale of
the same age born in 1981 with no history of entanglements or maternal entanglements. Note the entanglement scarring around the caudal peduncle in (D).
Figure design by Madeline Wukusick.
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An iceberg reflects in the still waters of Jökulsárlón, Iceland (Photo courtesy of Jeremy Bishop via Unsplash)
Harmful algal bloom
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The Video Plankton Recorder being recovered after a successful survey.
Credit: Dan Brinkhuis, ScienceMedia.nl
(From left to right): WHOI Deputy Director and Vice President for Science and Engineering Rick Murray, Mass. Congressman William Keating, Mass. Senator Edward Markey, WHOI's Carl Hartsfield, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and WHOI President and Director Peter de Menocal. (Photo by Jayne Doucette, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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Light micrograph of the benthic foraminifer Nonionella stella, which thrives in anoxic sulfidic sediments far below the euphotic zone. Individuals are ~225 microns in diameter. Image credit: J.M. Bernhard.
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During a quick break from his work, Noah Germolus plays some soulful runs on his tenor saxophone in WHOI's Molecular Environmental Science Lab. (Daniel Hentz, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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Ancient groundwater flows from a well in the North China plain during a field campaign in 2004 to measure noble gases to reconstruct past temperature. (Photo credit: Werner Aeschbach)
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